Book Review - Being Mortal

This brilliant work shines bright new light on our declining years.  As we grow old, we ask to be allowed to remain the writers of our own story. Unfortunately, that story is too often surrendered  to a powerful medical care system with a narrow focus on the repair of health, rather than sustenance of the soul. Since we all seek a cause beyond ourselves, what is needed are new initiatives that feed our souls.  Several of these projects, such as Bill Thomas' attack on the Three Plagues of nursing home existence -  boredom, loneliness, and helplessness - are put forth in detail.

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